National Organization for Women protest sign. Pressing Issues.

National Organization for Women protest sign.

(c. 1970). Lithography on heavy card stock. This circle-shaped sign cleverly incorporates the National Organization for Women’s iconic NOW logo into its larger demand to “Stop Racism Now.” A powerful statement on the continued need for recognition of intersectionality in the pursuit of gender and racial justice. The National Organization for Women was founded in 1966 by 49 women, among whom were Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Mary Eastwood, and Pauli Murray. The organization advocated for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and fought for anti-discrimination practices on the bases of sex, gender, race, and sexuality. Though not without its own internal complications, NOW became, and still acts as, a major feminist force. The Equal Rights Amendment, first proposed in 1923, seeks the guarantee of equal legal rights regardless of sex. After nearly 100 years of debate, it still has not been ratified by the requisite thirty-eight states. Sign shows minor general wear from use, including a partial puncture on one side. Near fine. Framed. (26 by 26 in.). Item #30292

Price: $750.00